Burgers With Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Burgers With Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Ditch the plain ground beef burgers and up your meat game.

Roasted garlic and fresh rosemary make these burgers extra flavorful. Adding grated zucchini to the lean ground beef helps keep the burgers moist, and is an inexpensive way to add bulk.

It’s almost undetectable, so it’s a clever way to sneak extra veggies into your diet. If you like the zucchini, experiment with adding a second grated zucchini!

Pro tip: Try this with turkey meat, too.

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Burgers With Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Up your burger game with these savory, flavorful garlic and rosemary burgers.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 7 mins
Total Time 1 hr 17 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 381 kcal
Author BODi


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 lb. 95% lean ground sirloin
  • 1 medium zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 6 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and finely chopped, stems discarded
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 4 whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 4 slices medium tomato
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 red onion slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

  2. Remove outer papery white layer from garlic, keeping each individual clove covered, and keeping cloves attached to the bulb. Cut off top ½-inch of bulb. Place on a piece of aluminum foil; wrap to completely seal. Bake for 45 minutes, or until tender.

  3. Preheat grill or broiler to high.

  4. When cool enough to handle, peel away foil from garlic. Squeeze garlic into a large bowl.

  5. Add sirloin, zucchini, rosemary, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape mixture into four patties.

  6. Grill or broil patties for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness.

  7. Top each bottom bun with a patty, tomato slice, lettuce leaf, onion slice, and top bun.

Nutrition Facts
Burgers With Roasted Garlic and Rosemary
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 597mg26%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 33g66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
1 Green
1 Red
2 Yellow

2B Mindset Plate It!
Serve open-faced using half of the whole-grain hamburger bun. Add a side salad or veggies for lunch.

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